APHN faculty trains doctors and nurses in Myanmar

Dr Cynthia Goh attending to cancer patient Nay Lin Thu, 16, as her course trainees, comprising doctors and nurses from Myanmar hospitals, look on. The programme, an initiative by the Lien Foundation, aims to build expertise in palliative care in the region.

Dr Cynthia Goh attending to cancer patient Nay Lin Thu, 16, as her course trainees, comprising doctors and nurses from Myanmar hospitals, look on. The programme, an initiative by the Lien Foundation, aims to build expertise in palliative care in the region.

For the first time, doctors and nurses in Myanmar are being trained on how to help their terminally ill die with dignity and the minimum possible pain.

A group of 27 doctors, nurses and medical social workers from 11 hospitals in Myanmar received training from five palliative care specialists from Singapore and Australia who flew in last week…read more

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